Jennifer L. Erickson
Jennifer L. Erickson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Boston College. Her research sits at the intersection of international security, political economy, and global governance. Her current research projects deal with international reputation and small and major conventional arms transfer controls to human rights violators and conflict zones; sanctions and arms embargoes; and the use of conventional weapons as an incentive to discourage nuclear weapons proliferation. She has published articles on the European arms trade, compliance with arms embargoes, and the UN Arms Trade Treaty process.
Erickson has conducted extensive fieldwork in the United States and Europe, where she was a research fellow at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) and the Wissenchaftszentrum (WZB) in Berlin. She has also been a Research Fellow at Dartmouth College in the War and Peace Studies Program at the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding and is currently a faculty affiliate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. She has a B.A. in Political Science from St. Olaf College and a Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.